Today In Civil War History- August 19th

Friday August 19th, 1864
Battle of Weldon Railroad Continues

Weldon Railroad

Weldon Railroad

The battle of the Weldon Railroad continued today south of Petersburg, Virginia.  The Confederates slammed into the Union infantry of Gen. G. K. Warren. The ground being fought over today was fought over the day before when the Federal Forces pushed past Globe Tavern. The results on this day were different, the Confederates regained much of the ground lost. The division of S. W. Crawford was particularly hard-hit and lost more than 2500 men to capture. At sunset, however, Warren still held the vital rail link.

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